Summary: We have had this camera since 2007. We have used it constantly, composing over 100,000 pictures in eight years (the average is more than 200 pictures per week!). When it was released, it revolutionized the market, creating a class of super-zoom cameras which made some manual settings available while...
Summary: My son writes this review: I would just like to comment on this camera and add my opinion of it. We bought it used, so the shutter button was already broken. I'm not bummed about that because this camera has a manual focus that can be used to get the right picture, if the auto-focus won't do it...
Horrible camera! Expect 30-50 terrible pix per battery life.
Darin Gilbert, Amazon
3 October 2009
Summary: Two comments on this miserable camera. -- Battery life is unbelievably short! Not more than 50 shot with lithium or NiMH batteries - and about 32 with Duracell. -- Shutter lag is 2 seconds or more under any circumstances, guaranteeing that just about any shot is missed.
Sony DSC-H5 : nice features, but poor reliability and support
A. J. Townsend, Amazon
7 May 2009
Summary: I got the DSC-H5 in 2006, and liked the features and performance, except for the slow shutter lag, but even that could be partially offset with prefocusing by pressing the shutter button halfway. Not any more.
Summary: The truly is a great camera. The quality of this camera rivals my father's Cannon SLR for the most part. There are a few features from which I wish this camera had a little more of... but for the price and the quality, it is a tough one to beat.
Sony Cybershot 7.2 MP camera died right after 1 year warranty expired
NYC gal, Amazon
12 May 2008
Summary: Suddenly, while traveling, this Sony Cybershot 7.2 MP stopped working. It was exactly 1 year after purchase, right after the warranty expired. Very disappointing. An electronic problem causes a complete freezing-up right after the shutter button is pushed, resulting in a blank black viewer.
Summary: The Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 is my second digital camera, a huge step up from the simple point and click Nikon that I bought five years ago. Like that camera, you can use the Cybershot in a fully automated mode right out of the box.
Summary: Love, love, love my new Sony H5 camera. Bought it and took it to Arizona for a bird watching trip and got excellent results. Easy to use. The zoom works amazingly well with the image stabilization feature. Highly recommended.
Summary: After extensive research on a sub $500.00 camera to replace my Fuji Finepix A330, I decided on the Sony DSC H5. This camera is more than what I need for everyday photos of people and scenery. The colors are vibrant and the image stablizer is a plus.
Summary: I love my new camera! I used to own one of the first Sony digital cameras, with only 2MP, and it was much bigger and cumbersome. This camera is such a nice size. I love the stabilizing zoom and the pictures I take are very sharp, crisp, and with wonderful color. It's the perfect camera for me.